London, South Kensington
5 December 2002
A Chinese blue and white baluster vase
with flaring neck, decorated with kingfishers and ducks on a riverbank among lotus sprays and reeds, the shoulder with an anhua decorated band of scrolling foliage, the foot with a bird among cloud scrolls and further lotus and trailing, flowering branches -- 17in. (43cms) high, (crack to neck).
Provenance: From the collection of The Earl of Longford, Packenham Hall, Co. Westmeath, Eire, James Adams, Dublin, December 14th, 1962.
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Please note the rim of this vase has been slightly ground down.
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